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Is It Okay to Kill When Serving in the Military?

Episode 150 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions on transhumanism, if Christians can kill when in the military, and salvation by grace alone.

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Episode 150 Show Notes

Is It Okay to Kill When Serving in the Military?

From the Show

What do you think about 'Trans-Humanism’?

We all want to be gods. We want to live longer, not better. We want to be stronger, not wiser. We want to be consumers, not givers. And there are plenty of people who stand to make a hefty profit on their investment in this whole project…We hardly become gods, we actually become less human. This happens every time. Go all the way back to the Tower of Babel, all the way back to the fall; man tries to rise up to God when God is stooping down to man to give him life and the gift of immortality. No, man wants to grab it for himself. But the goodness we have to bring to the world is that God has come down to us, it's not our pride rising up to God, it's God's humility descending down to us in the incarnation, and the death life and resurrection of Christ. We're not made better, we are made new creatures.We're not just given a couple of artificial limbs, or artificial cells, we are actually resurrected; raised immortal on the last day. — Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. What do you think about transhumanism, the idea that somehow technology can help humanity ascend beyond what we currently are?

2. In Philippians 3:12, what does Paul mean when he says he pressed on to make it his own? Can you explain that? It sounds like he is working for his salvation.

3. Is it ok to kill when serving in the military?

4. Is salvation really by grace alone?

5. What does the phrase, “burn up and dissolve” mean in 2 Peter 3:10-12?


For more information on transhumanism see Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Grace Is Disruptive

Yes. God Requires Obedience for Salvation


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